Student Insider: Moore Park Sport and Exercise Precinct
Physiotherapy student Tye runs us through the UTS Sport and Exercise Precinct at Moore Park.
That’s my first reaction as I’m getting shown around the new Moore Park building. The place has everything; a big spacious study area, rooms specifically for our research projects, nice big tute rooms, a nice new gym and a really cool basketball court. It also has a sprint track on the roof for those inclined. It’s really new (only opened in November 2017) and neat.
More than that, the place just feels nice to me. It’s not located in the heart of the city and it’s not swarming with students like the main campus is. This space is shared by exercise science and physio students. It’s also not uncommon here to brush shoulders with current professional sportsmen and women in the café or when walking around the building. So, if you plan on moving in a sports direction it can give you a nice little boost.
Another positive is that it really isn’t that far from the main campus. From the main campus there is a free shuttle that takes students to the Moore Park building every 20 minutes or so. From Central, it’s a brisk 15-minute walk or a bus if you feel lazy.
It is incredibly exciting to have a building like this with a huge scope to evolve and integrate future technology.
Importantly, it’s really cool to have a space specifically designed for physiotherapy. I can’t speak for everyone in my cohort, but it really felt like our space to me. Also, it is incredibly exciting to have a building like this with a huge scope to evolve and integrate future technology. We’re the only university in Australia to have the Tyromotion rehabilitation suite –which has been used in stroke rehabilitation worldwide – as well as a Clinical Neurostimulation Lab and a Back Pain Research Lab.
All I have seen UTS do since I’ve been a student here is grow and evolve; so while this new building is already phenomenal, I would expect it to be even greater next year.
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